Vetting Vendors

As an independent writer, finding inexpensive avenues to market book is beyond cumbersome.  Among many options is vending at sponsored events.  One assumes there will be a large number of people in one place with customers waiting to spend money.  I have learned the hard way this is not always the case.  Finding good vending […]

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March 1, 2017

The Decatur Book Festival – My first major literary event

I am super excited. Actually I am beyond super excited. I have put a few coins together and purchased an exhibitor booth at the Decatur Book Festival. According to the festival website, it is the largest book festival in the country. The festival dates are September 2 -4, 2016.  Go to for more information […]

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August 4, 2016


I am an author.

The moment you realize you are a writer. When you know that you know you can manipulate twenty-six letters and give life to people, places and things that live inside of your head.  I am a writer. I am an author. If you don’t believe me, click here and read samples of my novels “360 […]

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July 1, 2016


I have been writing since I can remember. My grandmother returned poetry to me a few years ago written when I was nine or ten. Writing is my passion, but reading is my first love.  As a child, I had all the Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys mystery books.  I was an avid reader of Judy Blume, […]

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May 2, 2016


Literary Birth

The labor was intense; there were many days and nights sitting in front of a computer screen fusing twenty-six letters to scribe on paper people, places, things and emotions that lived inside of your head. The labor lasted for many months and maybe years. You were diligent. You worked hard until you created your literary […]

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April 4, 2016

I Dream of a Bookstore

It is a gathering spot, not particularly fancy, but comfortable. Soft, almost inaudible, African music plays in the background. The  aroma of freshly baked sweets, made from all organic ingredients, hover in the air. Fresh ground coffee imported from Caribbean and African countries can be smelled blocks away. Shelves filled with books align two walls […]

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February 18, 2016